Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Dasavatara in court!



Loss of focus.


It seems Kamal has lost sight of the focal point of Ramanuja's life and mission

and chosen to treat the events with cinematic glove.

It is better he removes all events on Ramanuja

and find another character to complete his 10 roles.


-jayasree

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http://www.hindu.com/2008/05/07/stories/2008050760060900.htm


Notice to CBFC on plea against ‘Dasavatharam’

Special Correspondent


International Sri Vaishnava Dharma Samrakshanaa Society filed the petition




CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has ordered notice on a writ petition seeking a direction to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to remove scenes which “offended” the sentiments of Hindus in the Tamil film ‘Dasavatharam’ while issuing the censorship certificate.


“Offensive scenes”

In its petition, the International Sri Vaishnava Dharma Samrakshanaa Society, represented by its president, Swami Govinda Ramanuja Dasa, said the title ‘Dasavatharam’ was a ruse to criticise Hinduism. It lured Hindus. However, offensive scenes such as clash between Saivites and Vaishnavites formed the theme of the story. The trailer of the film, telecast on May 1 in ‘Kalaignar Tholaikatchi’ showed scenes that offended the sentiments of Hindus, particularly Vaishnavites. Vaishnavism preached non-violence, tolerance and humility.


The petitioner submitted that his grievance was restricted to the role played by the actor as Sri Ramanujar and the connected scenes of violence.


He sought a direction to the CBFC that while issuing the censorship certificate it should remove the scenes such as violent clash between Saivites and Vaishnavites, Kamal Hassan stepping on Pranava Mandiram ‘Om’ and trampling on The Bhagavad Gita, and Sri Ramanujar being tied to the idol of Sri Ranga Ranganathar and pushed into the sea.


A vacation Bench, comprising Justices G. Rajasuria and M. Sathyanarayanan, ordered notice to respondents returnable by May 13.

3 comments:

gopi said...

KAMAL'S CHARACTER HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RAMANUJA HIS IS A CHARACTER NAMED RANGARAJAN NAMBI AND ITS A HISTORY IN CHIDAMBARAM TEMPLE THOUGH HIS CHARACTER IS FICTITIOUS.HEAR THE SONG KALLAI MATTUM FROM THE FILM AND YOU WILL FIND IT

Anonymous said...

Dear everyone,
I just wanted to point out, for the record,that there is a difference between the Swami Govinda Ramanuja dasa in India and Govinda Ramanuja dasa in America. They might have the same name and Religion, but,They are two totally different people. I personally know the Govinda Ramanuja dasa in America and he is a non-political, highly Spiritual-Godly person. I have know the american Govinda Ramanuja dasa for a number of years, and he is a very sane, thoughtful, highly intellegent, loving, caring and Highly Godly person. Who has helped many people, wheither Spiritually-Religiously, financially or other-wise. He has many friends that would vouch for what I said. The only thing you can say about the american Govinda Ramanuja dasa, while he was on Wikipedia, he was try to stop the mis-information, dominance and cult slant that certain ISKCON/Hare Krishna editors have done on most of the Hindu related articles on Wikipedia, by defending his conserns and opposition with Shruti or the original scriptures of India; the four Vedas, the main Upanishads, the Laws of Manu, the Vedanta sutra…Which ISKCON does not follow and is critical of. For a time he was successful against their spreading of their cult ideas and fantasies on Wikipedia, but, retired from editoring amist the collective opposition of ISKCON editors and their supporters in marring any thing related to hindu articles with ISKCON cult ideas. Before becoming Hindu/Vaishnava, he practiced and studied Jewish Kabbalah, Gnosticism,Buddhism and many other paths and Spiritual disciplines that helped him in his dharmic practices as a strict Vaishnava/Hindu now. As a friend of the american Govinda Ramanuja dasa, his knowledge and understanding of the Vedas and almost every thing dealing with Godly matters…is incredible! like I said, the american Govinda Ramanuja dasa is a caring, extraordinary, helpful, sane friend to all and Non-political and Very Godly and Spiritual. I hope that this clears up any confusion in this matter.

jayasree said...

Dear Anonymous,
From newspaper reports we know that Swami Govinda Ramanuja Dasa who filed the petition was based at Chennai.I don't quite get the cause of your concern to explain that he is not the same as the one in USA. Nowhere such an information has been written in my blog. Since I received your comment again and saw the same published elsewhere in the net, I decided to post it. As far as I know, there is no confusion about this person.